Alcometers in schools, but not so soon

School managements express challenges in introducing alcometers. It was a Sunday morning. Parvati, a middle-aged working parent sat down with her morning coffee and picked up the day’s newspaper. As she flipped through the pages, she nearly choked on her coffee when she read an article reporting the arrest of 16 school bus drivers for […]

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Vacant seats despite reservations

Differently Abled  students feel more comfortable in special schools. Seats reserved for differently abled people in educational institutions remain vacant most of the time. Veena C, Superintendent, Seshadripuram Pre University college, said, “We have reservations for differently abled people but till date we have not received any applications. We do not have enough space in […]

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Schools struggle to find counsellors

The National Education Policy (NEP) emphasizes students’ mental health and well-being but students say they do not get proper assistance. Many students say that they are not provided with a counsellor or well-being teacher at their schools. The affiliation Bye-Laws of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) say that schools should appoint a counsellor […]

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NIOS: The ‘other’ kids

National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) students say their parents feel a hint of embarrassment for admitting their children in the ‘other’ educational board. Asha* had spent hours studying for her math exam for the last few weeks, but like many teachers she knew, her math teacher carried the notion that students from National Institute […]

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